The disappointment of slipping out of the UEFA Champions League in the third qualifying round at the hands of Copenhagen abated somewhat as Dnipro edged into the group stage with a 2-1 aggregate win over Hajduk Split.



Drawn in Group G, Sevilla progressed as runners-up behind Feyenoord, having taken 11 points from their six matches.



Real Madrid have announced they have sacked Carlo Ancelotti as head coach.


Norwich City are back in the Premier League only a year after being relegated to the Championship after beating Middlesbrough 2-0 in the play-off final at Wembley.
The disappointment of slipping out of the UEFA Champions League in the third qualifying round at the hands of Copenhagen abated somewhat as Dnipro edged into the group stage with a 2-1 aggregate win over Hajduk Split.
Lazio's place in the UEFA Champions League is still not secure after they were beaten 2-1 by arch-rivals Roma on Monday.
Real Madrid manager has confirmed that should he leave the club this year he will take a year off to recover from spinal surgery.
Fit-again striker Stephan El Shaarawy marked his first start for four months with a brace and Giampaolo Pazzini struck his 100th Serie A goal as Milan beat Torino 3-0 at San Siro.
Loic Remy helped himself to a double in Chelsea's 3-1 win over Sunderland, a match that saw Didier Drogba carried off the pitch like a departing king by his companions.
Theo Walcott's first-half hat-trick and a stunning strike from Jack Wilshere inspired Arsenal to a comprehensive 4-1 win over West Brom, ensuring a third-placed finish in the Premier League.
Liverpool have finished the Premier League season in sixth after conceding five first half goals to Stoke in an astonishing 6-1 defeat at the Britannia Stadium.
Dundee United ended their Scottish Premiership season with a result to remember as Nadir Ciftci inspired a 3-0 defeat of arch-rivals Dundee, while champions Celtic obliterated Inverness 5-0 to cap off another dominant campaign in style.
The 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar suffered another huge blow to its credibility when it was revealed that Nepalese workers there have been refused the right to fly home for funerals after the recent earthquakes, according to a report in The Observer.
Drawn in Group G, Sevilla progressed as runners-up behind Feyenoord, having taken 11 points from their six matches.
Real Madrid have announced they have sacked Carlo Ancelotti as head coach.
Juventus centre-back Andrea Barzagli is a doubt for the UEFA Champions League final due to a thigh injury.
Silvio Berlusconi has admitted that he will not relinquish control of AC Milan, explaining that he is simply seeking outside investment from interested parties in order to restore the club to its former glory.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has won the 2014-15 Premier League's Golden Boot having scored 26 goals.
Frank Lampard marked his final Premier League appearance in typical fashion as the former Chelsea ace scored in Manchester City's 2-0 defeat of Southampton, whose bid for European football is now reliant on others.
Harry Kane scored the only goal of the game as Tottenham secured fifth place in the Premier League with a 1-0 final-day win at Everton.
Moussa Sissoko and Jonas Gutierrez finally ended Newcastle's 10-game winless run at the most crucial of times to keep the club in the Premier League and seal Hull's relegation.
Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that they have completed the signing of Gonzalo Castro from Bayer Leverkusen, after reportedly meeting the midfielder's €12 million buy-out clause.
Didier Drogba has announced Sunday's clash with Sunderland will be his last as a Chelsea player as he will leave the club at the end of the season.

Andy Murray sailed into the French Open second round with a convincing 6-3 6-3 6-1 win over Argentine qualifier Facundo Arguello on Philippe Chatrier.
Spain's Mikel Landa won stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia in the Dolomite resort of Madonna di Campiglio as compatriot Alberto Contador cemented his hold on the maglia rosa ahead of the second rest day.
Roger Federer beat Alejandro Falla in straight sets 6-3 6-3 6-4 to move into the second round of the French open.
Spain's Alberto Contador moved straight back into the pink jersey after finishing third in a rain-swept individual time trial in the prosecco region of north-east Italy, won by Team Sky's Vasil Kiryienka.
Michael Schumacher is “making progress” as he fights to recover from his skiing accident, his manager said on Friday.
Rafa Nadal could face world number one Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the French Open after Friday's draw handed him the toughest of routes to a possible 10th title.
Jules Bianchi's father has revealed there has been no further progress in the Frenchman's recovery from a brain injury.
Alberto Contador increased his overall lead to 17 seconds over Fabio Aru as Philippe Gilbert won a rain-sodden stage 12 at Vicenza in the Giro d'Italia.
Maria Sharapova began her French Open title defence with a 6-2 6-4 victory over Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi at Roland Garros.
A Safety Car 14 laps from the end cost Lewis Hamilton a comfortable victory in Monaco and gifted Nico Rosberg an unexpected hat-trick of Monaco GP wins.
James DeGale produced a fine performance to win the vacant IBF super-middleweight title with a unanimous points victory over American Andre Dirrell in Boston.
Lewis Hamilton took a massive step toward ending his team-mate's Monaco run as he claimed pole position for the prestigious race.
Italy's Fabio Aru moved into the race lead of the Giro d'Italia after Alberto Contador was held up in a crash near the finish of stage 13, won by Italian Sacha Modolo.
MotoGP is looking to add an Indonesian round to its calendar from the 2017 season.
Carl Froch could be ready to take on another massive Wembley Stadium bout against unbeaten middleweight king Gennady 'Triple G' Golovkin.
Lewis Hamilton set the pace in Thursday's second practice in Monaco, however, there was only 14 minutes of dry running before a crash and the rain.

Paul Formosa claimed the Southern Shooting Club Trap Selection organized last weekend at Hal-Far.
Maltese players fared extremely well during the scrabble week bonanza which the Malta Scrabble Club organised at a leading hotel in Qara in the first week of May.
Tony Drago and Alex Borg, Malta’s two best snooker players, will team up for the country at the upcoming 2015 Snooker World Cup in China.
Nathan Lee Xuereb won the MSSF Double Trap Selection organized at Bidnija on Sunday.
Bernard Galea has qualified in an excellent second place for Sunday’s third round of the British Tegiwa Civic Cup Championship with a best lap of one minute 38.61 seconds, just 0.03 seconds behind pole winner Carl Swift.
The third and final Mountain bike downhill race of the season was held in Xemxija, limits of Mizieb.
Maurice Formosa (The Cyclist) and Etienne Bonello (Team Greens) surprised everyone in Mazzarino at the Granfondo Ivan Siciliano after they finished first and second in the 110km Race.
Malta Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness team participated in the IFBB European Championships in Santa Susanna, Spain with Luke Debono crowned as European champion.
Bernard Galea succeeded to register the second consecutive podium finish in the British (Honda) Civic Cup Championship by finishing an excellent second, just 2.17 seconds behind the winner Carl Swift at Croft Circuit on Sunday.
Theresa Brousson won her tenth consecutive national title, this year rechristened as the Malta National Scrabble Championship, after a rather bumpy start which saw her concede two losses in her first direct encounter with her main challenger, David Delicata.
Following last week’s win, the Marsa Select team again scored enough runs on Saturday to beat another visiting cricket team, this time the Dublin Daredevils from Ireland, this being their first tour to Malta.
Joe Muscat claimed the MSSF Skeet Selection organized at Bidnija this weekend.
Sliema unveiled Kai Dowling during a press conference this week, after capturing the young talented player from San Giljan on the eve of water polo Summer League.
The Malta 113k National Long Distance Triathlon Championships saw two new National Champions being crowned.
Assocjazzjoni Sport Muturi u Karozzi organized last Saturday the 11th event of the ASMK 2014/15 Championships.
The Malta Tourism Authority has kindly offered a token contribution to the two young Maltese drivers who are participating successfully in the British Championship.

Birkirkara denied Hibernians the double after beating the champions 2-0 in the FA Trophy final on Saturday.
FIFA Assistant Referees Alan Camilleri and Edward Spiteri have been selected by UEFA to participate in the second UEFA Course for International Assistant Referees being held in Athens, Greece this week.
Birkirkara progressed to the FA Trophy final after edging out Valletta 1-0 after extra-time at the National Stadium on Saturday.
UEFA has appointed FIFA Referee Alan Mario Sant for the Under 17 Quarter-Final match between England (holders) and Russia, being played on Saturday 16th May at Lazur Stadium in Burgas, Bulgaria.
FIFA referee Esther Azzopardi, FIFA assistant referee Jurgen Spiteri, Elite Assistant Referee David Castillo, Category 1 Referees Matthew De Gabriele and Etienne Mangion, later this week will officiate in the prestigious Lennart Johansson Academy Trophy 2015 Youth Tournament, played in Skytteholms IP, Solna.
MFA Director of Refereeing Adrian Casha is currently coaching young referees at UEFA’s Refereeing School of Excellence in Nyon, Switzerland.
Brazilian duo Jackson De Lima Siquera and Jorge Pereira Da Silva, both extended their stay with the Premier League champions Hibernians.
Hibernians remained on course for the double after a 2-0 win over Qormi in the the FA Trophy semi-final on Sunday.
Two late goals by Udo Fortune and Gary Roberts handed Mosta a 2-0 win over Gzira United to secure their place in the Premier League next season.
Birkirkara FC Youth Academy is opening its doors for free to boys and girls who love playing football, till the end of the season.
Another milestone for refereeing in Malta was reached recently when 18 year old Stephanie Axiak became the first female to officiate in an FMA Division 1 League (Futsal) match between Siggiewi and Birzebbuga.
Holders Valletta will face arch rivals Birkirkara in the FA Trophy semi-final, while in the other fixture champions Hibernians meet Qormi.
Jorge Pereira da Silva destroyed Valletta with a hat-trick to help Hibernians to a convincing 3-1 win and celebrate their premier league title in their final game in style on Saturday.
Balzan midfielder Dylan Grima claimed the Player of the Month award for April.
Monday, May 25, 2015
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